Three Main Factors to Consider in Choosing (or Customizing!) a Weightlifting Belt

Weightlifting improves your bone structure as well as reduces your risks from chronic diseases. It boosts metabolism and fat loss without necessarily making your body muscular and bulky. Aside from improving your mood and energy levels, it also enhances physical performance, especially when it comes to strength, endurance, and balance. Hence, a lift in confidence. To maintain and maximize these benefits, we highly encourage you to wear a weightlifting belt.

With a weightlifting belt, your body is supported for it helps in maintaining spine stability and reducing lower back stress. It also reinforces improved body mechanics as it aids in decreasing flexion on the abdomen while increases it at the lower extremities—the ideal position for lifting. Furthermore, it lessens back hyperextension hence, preventing injury. It is so beneficial, isn’t it? Take it from us and start using one!

Weightlifting belts come in various materials and design. Hence, it is important to select a strap that suits your size and style. Here are some things to be specific about when choosing one:

1. Material
Weightlifting belts are made from leather, suede, or nylon. Of course, the ideal material must be based on your own comfort and preference as well as how long you intend to wear and use it. Nylon belts generally are more adjustable due to the velcro whereas leather and suede provide a firmer support. Most lifters use leather. Aside from its long lifespan, the material is durable and stiff, which makes it a reliable support.

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2. Thickness and Width
Extra thickness provides stiffness that prevent the bending of the spine. Some say that the thicker the belt, the more durable and reliable it is. While this is true, another perspective suggests that a thicker belt is not necessarily better because of comfort issues. For beginners, a thicker belt can be uncomfortable, which may discourage its use and weightlifting altogether. Thickness, and width, should always be relative to the weighing activity and to the amount of support the wearer needs. Hence, it is important to strike a balance between utility and comfort. Gunsmith offer belts from 6/7mm (most popular), to 10mm to 13mm.

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3. Measurement
Trying on a weightlifting belt is a crucial step before buying one to make sure that it fits you perfectly. The best way to do this is by placing it around your abdomen while wearing your clothes for an accurate reading. Furthermore, breathe normally and do not hold your stomach in as you do this.

With Gunsmith Fitness, you will never have a problem in selecting a belt for we can customize one for you! Our bespoke weightlifting belts can be personalized according to your choice of style, size, buckle type, thickness, and color of your choice. Plus, leather or suede? The decision is yours! Our product also provides a text or logo feature, with which you can have a picture or text embroidered or printed on your next favorite gym apparel. All of these are aimed to provide you with not just quality and utility but with uniqueness as well.

Our bespoke weightlifting belts are lightweight yet reliable—take it from all the big names using our belts! Reach out to us to start designing one that will suit your body, style, and eye.

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